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March 11th, 2015

City OKs SOC request to hold training exercise in area

March 11, 2015

It will be, officials said, unlike any war game you’ve ever seen. In fact, you probably won’t see it.

Big Spring City Council members Tuesday gave their blessing to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command to stage training exercises in this area this summer. But if you’re expecting tanks or fighter jets swarming the area, you’re in for a disappointment.

The exercise, code-named Jade Helm, will be conducted in this area for roughly five weeks in August and September, said Thomas Meade, who helped plan the training exercise.

March 10th

Symphony to take stage Saturday

March 10, 2015

The Big Spring Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Big Spring High School Auditorium Saturday.

Under the direction of conductor and musical director Dr. Keith Graumann, and with the guest artist Jeans ‘N Classics musical group, accompanied by vocalist Michael Shotton; the music provided for the evening will be that of the Eagles. The audience will be able to hear such songs as Hotel California, Tequila Sunrise, One of These Nights, Life in the Fast Lane, Best of My Love and Desperado.

The Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens.

1 dead in Martin County car-train wreck

March 10, 2015

STANTON — The identity of the victim in a vehicle-train crash in Stanton has not yet been released.

According to area media reports, one person was in vehicle which collided with a train just inside Stanton on Business 20 Monday evening.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

March 9th

Autopsy expected to be performed today on Big Spring man struck by train

March 9, 2015

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office is hoping an autopsy schedule this morning on a 35-year-old, whose body was struck by a train east of Big Spring Friday morning, will shed some light on the on-going investigation.
— See today's Big Spring Herald for more coverage.

Vaping ban on tab at city council meeting

March 9, 2015

Is a cigarette a cigarette, regardless if it’s electronic in nature or chock-full of tobacco?
When the Big Spring City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at 307 E. Fourth, it will consider extending the city’s public smoking ban to include electronic vaping devices, otherwise known as electronic cigarettes.
For more on this - see today's Big Spring Herald.

FISD board of trustees to cancel May 9 election

March 9, 2015

Trustees with Forsan Independent School District are expected to cancel its May 9 election when they meet tonight. For more information on this story - see today's Big Spring Herald.

March 7th

Army proposes to stage training exercise in this area

March 7, 2015

War games — make that “unconventional” war games — are coming to this area later this year.

During their 10 a.m. meeting Monday, Howard County Commissioners will hear a presentation on plans by the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command to hold a training exercise in the Crossroads area from July to September.

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

Autopsy ordered in Big Spring man's death

March 7, 2015

An autopsy has been ordered in the death of 35-year-old Roy Cervantes, whose body was struck by a train east of Big Spring Friday morning.

According Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker, emergency personnel were called to the railroad tracks east of North FM 700 at approximately 8 a.m. in response to a train/pedestrian accident.

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

What to watch for - Big 12 spring football

March 7, 2015

Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman and Colin Becht break down the biggest storylines to watch this spring in the Big 12.

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